Department of Art and Art History Faculty

Faculty, students, alumni speak at Art Education conference, Brushes with History

Thu. October 29, 2015

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Dr. Paul Bolin served on the organizing committee for the conference, Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History. The conference takes places at the Teachers College at Columbia University November 19–22, 2015.

Department of Art and Art History faculty, alumni, and students presenting include:

Dr. Christina Bain, “The Fabric of Our Lives: Discovering Art Education History Through Puppets, Place, and Pedagogy”

Dr. Heidi Powell, “Becoming a Curator of Memories: Memorializing Memory and Place in Art Making for Art Education”

Amanda Barbee (M.A. in Art Education, 2015), “Red Scaring Students: The Cold War’s Effects on American Education”

Debra Hardy (M.A. in Art Education, 2015), “The Detrimental Effects of McCarthyism on African-American Art Institutions”

Kirstie Parkinson (M.A. in Art Education, 2015), “Life and Work of Helen Gardner: Examining Art Through the Ages”

Elise Chevalier (M.A. candidate in Art Education), “Lessons From Dorothy Dunn: The Studio at the Santa Fe Indian School”

Allison Clark (M.A. candidate  in Art Education), “(Re)Telling Stories in Art Museums as a Wartime Service, 1917-1918”

Rebecca Dearlove (M.A. candidate in Art Education), “The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film: How Educational Film Programs Responded to Social and Cultural Changes in the United States”

Michelle Voss (M.A. candidate in Art Education) “Women’s Work: Art Education for Women in Late 19th Century America”


Early bird registation available through November 1, 2015.

Four favorites from Assistant Professor Nicole Awai

Thu. October 15, 2015

image of a large sandwich with tomatoes and sprouts
Image of a Shark & Bake sandwich

Nicole Awai joined the Department of Art and Art History as an assistant professor in Studio Art this year. She shared four of her favorite things over email:

#1 Pelau, Shark & Bake and Doubles
I love food in general, and I am an adventurous eater. Every so often I crave my Trinidadian dishes such as Pelau, Shark & Bake and Doubles.

#2 Spoonbill & Sugartown
When I am in New York City I have to go to my favorite independent bookstore, Spoonbill & Sugartown in Williamsburg. They sell art, architecture and design books, journals, and magazines. The store has yet to be compromised by the insane gentrification of that area. Good Lord, I have spent so much money there! Even when I don't have money, I still manage to buy stuff there!

#3 Cricket
In my teens and twenties I seriously followed Cricket. I grew up in the era when the West Indies 11 Cricket Team dominated world cricket! The West Indies (11 Anglophone Caribbean nations including Guyana on the South American mainland) play internationally as one team. It was so much fun! I really want to follow it again.

#4 The Young & The Restless
It is not an obsession, but I do check in regularly (at least three or four times a month) on The Young & The Restless. Maybe it has to do with its generational appeal and continuity. If I have not seen it for a long time and I am completely lost I text a well-known performance artist friend of mine and he catches me up.

Essay by Nicole Awai featured on Art Matters

Mon. October 12, 2015

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Image courtesy of the artist.

An essay by Nicole Awai is featured on Art Matters in recognition of her 2013 award.

Michael Smith featured in The Brooklyn Rail

Fri. October 9, 2015

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Image courtesy of the artist.

The Brooklyn Rail reviewed Professor Michael Smith's recent show Excuse Me!?!…I’m looking for the “Fountain of Youth" at Green Naftali Gallery in New York.

Joan Holladay lectures at Texas Tech University

Tue. October 20, 2015

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Dr. Joan Holladay will present a lecture at Texas Tech University on Wednesday, October 28, entitled “Gothic Sculpture in Contexts New and Old: The Allentown Saint Sebastian and Art in Late Medieval Augsburg.”

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